Malolo Lailai Island

Malolo Lailai Island is the third largest of the Mamanuca islands and offers several walking tracks that meander through grassy hills to secluded beaches on the eastern side of the island where the lagoon offers deep water for swimming and snorkelling.

The western side of the island offers three beachside resorts, which provide a variety of facilities to suit all budgets and share a 7km-long, palm-fringed white-sand beach.

To the north, a narrow channel that can be crossed in ankle deep water at low tide separates Malolo Lailai Island from neighbouring Malolo Island.

Where to stay on Malolo Lailai

Choose from three very different resorts that lie in landscaped gardens facing a long and scenic white-sand beach that shelves gently into a shallow lagoon.

Musket Cove Island Resort – This 3.5-star resort sits at the northern end of the beach and is well-known for its marina that cruising yachties call home from June to September. Accommodation ranges from charming one-room bures to condo bungalows and large luxury villas.

Facilities include 2 restaurants, 2 bars, activities desk, bike rentals, laundry service, massage, 3 outdoor pools, spa, coin-op washers and dryers and watersports equipment rentals.

Plantation Island Resort – Further along the same beach on the other side of the island's small runway lies the ever-popular 3.5-star Plantation Island Resort, which offers a Club Med-style atmosphere with nonstop activities and prices to suit all budgets.

Accommodation options range from duplex bures and two-bedroom bungalows to motel-style rooms located on the beach, beside the swimming pool or set back within the landscaped gardens.

Facilities include 2 restaurants, 2 bars, activities desk, game room, 9-hole golf course, laundry service, massage, 3 outdoor pools, salon, tennis courts, coin-op washers and dryers and watersports equipment rentals.

Lomani Island Resort – At the southern and more quiet end of the island lies the intimate boutique-styled Lomani Island Resort – the perfect place for honeymoon couples to unwind in a deluxe suite among swaying palm trees in the tropical garden setting of this tranquil resort.

Facilities at this 4-star resort include restaurant, bar, 35m-long outdoor pool, exercise room, laundry service, room service, spa, free bicycles and various complimentary watersports. The resort sits close to a 32 par 9-hole golf course.

Getting to Malolo Lailai

Malolo Lailai Island is located in Fiji's Mamanuca Island Group, around 14km (8.6mi) from Nadi.

Malolo Lailai Island is serviced daily by a variety of fast boats and air-conditioned catamarans. Cruising time is approximately fifty minutes from Denarau Marina, Nadi. By air, the island is just ten minutes from Nadi International Airport.

To the north, across a narrow channel, lies the much larger Malolo Island

The most convenient route to Fiji is by air to Nadi International Airport (NAN), located on the west coast of Viti Levu, about 10km (7mi) north of Nadi, and about 190km (120mi) northwest of Fiji's capital, Suva.

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Latest update: Malolo Lailai Island, Fiji: 14 May, 2022